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New Generation of Industrial Robot: Pi4 Workerbot

Samuel Bouchard
by Samuel Bouchard. Last updated on May 05, 2016 4:26 PM
Posted on Feb 03, 2011 2:30 PM. 1 min read time


Is this robot the factory worker of the future?

The Pi4 Workerbot is a new industrial robot capable of using its two arms to perform a variety of handling, assembly, and inspection tasks. It's designed to work alongside human workers -- and the robot's LCD face even displays a broad smile when things are running smoothly.

The robot is the creation of the Fraunhofer Institute for Production Systems and Design Technology, in Berlin, in collaboration with Pi4 Robotics, a German company hoping to commercialize the machine.

Read my full article on the Pi4 Robot on IEEE Automaton

Imagine Adaptive Grippers at the End of the Arms

As a new generation of robots comes to market, watch for end of arm tooling to also adapt to expand the range of applications robots can perform.


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Samuel Bouchard
Written by Samuel Bouchard
Samuel is CEO and co-founder of Robotiq. His mission is to free human hands from repetitive tasks. He is also the author of Lean Robotics: A Guide to Making Robots Work in Your Factory. He lives in Québec City with his wife and four children.
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